Beaverton: more than just a city, it’s the perfect place to live!

Beaverton: more than just a city, it’s the perfect place to live!



I am continually inspired by the vibrancy and vitality of our beautiful city of Beaverton. As someone who cherishes an active lifestyle, I find Beaverton to be the perfect environment to live a healthy, balanced life.

Our city’s vast trail system, which includes the scenic Fanno Creek Trail and Powerline Trail, provides ample opportunities for outdoor exercise and exploration. Since welcoming my baby daughter into the world, these paths have become a daily sanctuary for me, playing an instrumental role in maintaining both my physical and mental wellbeing. There is something incredibly rejuvenating about being surrounded by the natural beauty these trails offer, helping me to stay grounded amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

But Beaverton’s commitment to active living extends beyond its parks and trails. I’ve often referred to our city as the “Gym of Life,” a place where staying active is seamlessly integrated into our daily routines. It’s seen in the cyclist commuting to work, the group of friends playing a pickup game in one of our many parks, or the family embarking on a weekend hike. Beaverton embodies a culture of health and wellbeing, and it is reflected in the everyday actions of our community members.

Moreover, we are fortunate to have a variety of businesses that share this commitment to health, providing services and resources to aid us in leading active lives. From local gyms and wellness centers to health-focused eateries, our city fosters an environment conducive to wellbeing.

Beaverton is more than just a city – it’s a vibrant, active community that prioritizes the health and happiness of its residents. Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to Beaverton, I encourage you to embrace the ‘Gym of Life’ and discover all the wonderful ways you can live actively and healthily in our great city.


Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.